Browns selected to play in London
The Browns will participate in their first regular season international game in franchise history when they host the Minnesota Vikings in one of four 2017 NFL International Series games in London.
The exact date and time will be announced at a later date, but the regular season matchup is slated for either Week 7 or 8 at Twickenham Stadium.
The NFL has actively expressed interest in the Browns participating in a London game for the past three seasons, and the league again requested Cleveland’s participation in 2017. As the Browns have been designated as an International Series host team, the Browns will hold nine home games in Cleveland next season.
"The NFL is commendably dedicated to developing football at all levels within the United States and throughout the globe, and we share in that commitment to help make our game as great as possible and the opportunities to bring it to more people, both within our community and in other regions,” said Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “We appreciate the opportunity provided by the league selecting our team to join the many others who have represented their cities and the league internationally, as well as the unique experience it will give to our great fans who will join us in London and those who live overseas."
“We are excited to represent our team, our city and our fans in London,” said Head Coach Hue Jackson. “This will be a great opportunity for our players to compete in a new environment and to benefit from the experience of playing in a game that receives as much attention as these international games.”
Including 2017 teams, 27 of 32 NFL teams have played in London or Mexico at least once since 2007, and 22 have played in an international game since 2013. All 32 NFL teams ultimately will be selected to participate in International Series games.
What does this mean if I’m a season ticket member?
– Season ticket members will not pay a higher average ticket price than they did in 2016 and the overall cost of season tickets will be reduced because the ticket package will decrease from 10 games to nine.
– The International Series game will not directly impact per game ticket prices for Browns season ticket members and will not directly impact prices for individual game tickets for all fans throughout the season.
How can I go?
– Browns season ticket members will have a special window to access tickets to the International Series game. Information on the availability, on-sale date and other details will be provided to season ticket members at a to-be-determined date following the release of the full 2017 NFL schedule.
– Fans can enter to win two tickets, free airfare and hotel accommodations below.